Wednesday, March 07, 2012

It’s Your Big Day - CTD #182

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It’s time for another Color Throwdown! Today Tammy is our host and here are the colors she picked for us to work with this week:

swatch 182

I went a little on the CAS side today. White card base, clouds made using my MFT Die-namics Cloud Trio dies, and a colorful kite along with a BIG sentiment.

I cut the clouds out with some white corrugated cardboard for a little texture to make them show up on the white background. Then I cut my kite using my Die-namics Fly a Kite die, and added patterned paper in the challenge colors. The kite tale is some twine with the die-cut bows also in Kraft. I wanted all the color to be on the kite itself. The sentiment is from the just released
Big Greetings set, which is this month’s Triple Scoop set.

Here’s a close-up of the clouds.


Here’s a close-up of the kite—love all those patterned papers!


And a close up of the sentiment. I love these new big sentiments!


And, finally, here’s the inside of the card with another sentiment from the set.


Here are the Die-namics dies I used on this card:


Fly a Kite Die-namics

Remember, you do not have to have the exact colors to play the Color Throwdown challenge. If you don't, just use the closest you have. So, c'mon over to the Color Throwdown blog and play along with us this week. Please use the link service to post your card and please link directly to your card so we can find it easily. And please include a link in your post to the Color Throwdown. If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD182 so we can see your beauty all in one place. Hope to see you there! Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week, including our March Guest Designer, Bev Gerard

Barbara Anders (<--- You are here!) 
Broni Holcombe
Danielle Kennedy
Joan Ervin
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Tammy Hershberger
Wanda Cullen 
Bev Gerard (March Guest Designer)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ll be back a little later with this week's MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge!

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Stamps: Big Greetings (
Paper: Sweet Tooth, Fossil (MFT); white corrugated cardboard; Lime Twist: Fly a Kite 6 x 6 (MME)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; Fly a Kite, Clouds Trio Die-namics dies (MFT); twine, foam dots




  1. Very cute, crisp & simple, love it!
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  2. How GORGEOUS Bar! LOVE all the white space on this and that fabulous kite with the pop of color!

  3. I just adore the CAS look of this card and the colors in the kite just pop off of the white background. How fabulous!!!

  4. I sooo love those crimped clouds against the white background, Bar, and your little kite is just tooo cute!!!!

  5. Oh yeah! What a fun creation! This kite is perfect for the color throwdown, and it would also be fun to have here today ... windy, breezy kite-flying kind of day for sure! Great way to show off those fun new dies too!


  6. Love the crimped clouds with the white on white and that colorful kite really pops! Gorgeous CAS design!

  7. Fabulous clean and simple design! Love the corrugated clouds and the paper pieced kite.

  8. Great card! I love the patterned papers on your kite and the corrugated clouds. Great idea! :)

  9. I think this is my favorite of the cards from the design team for this challenge! The CAS style is what i love most. I think I may have to bite the bullet and get the MFT kite die-just too cute!

  10. Love all the white space, the popped up clouds and that stand-out kite!! Wonderful card!!

  11. I love this kite! Great, now the song "Let's Goooo Fly a Kite" is in my brain. ;) LOL.

  12. Great cas card! I love that kite die...I need to pull mine out!

  13. eeeek! this is AWESOME!!! love everything about it...especially those clouds :)

  14. I ADORE what you did with these colors, Bar! Fabulous design!

  15. Awesome card Bar! Love the pop of the colors in the kite and your idea to make the clouds corrugated really adds the perfect texture!


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